King Tut Heads to Houston

Next weekend, the exhibit Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs heads to Houston, Texas. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts for a chance to see some historic artifacts associated with King Tut.

Canopic Coffinette from Tutankhamun’s Tomb

Canopic Coffinette from Tutankhamun’s Tomb; Copyright Sandro Vannini

The exhibit will feature not only 100 artifacts from King Tut but also artifacts from 2000 years of pharaoh reign. Though this exhibit does not include King Tut himself, it does include a history of his life and country. One of the best artifacts is the gold canopic coffinette that held King Tut’s preserved stomach. You’ll spend between 60 and 90 minutes inside the exhibit exploring a time set 5000 years in the past.

Falcon Collar of Princess Neferuptah

Falcon Collar of Princess Neferuptah; Copyright Sandro Vannini

I mention some of my experiences at the King Tut exhibit in Chicago in another blog post of mine and I highly recommend visiting the exhibit while it travels to Texas. For more information on Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs at the Museum of Fine Arts, check out the King Tut exhibit page.

Funerary Mask of Psusennes I

Funerary Mask of Psusennes I; Copyright Sandro Vannini

Details

Dates: October 16, 2011 through April 15, 2012
Hours: Monday–Wednesday 10 AM–3:30 PM; Thursday–Saturday 10 AM–7:30 PM; Sunday 12:30 PM–5:30 PM (The museum opens 1/2 hour earlier than first exhibit entry and closes 90 minutes after last exhibit entry.
Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Tickets: All tours require a ticketed timed entry. Tickets can be purchased online and start at $25 for weekdays and $33 for weekends for adults. Museum admission is $7 for adults and is free to all on Thursdays.
Features: Golden tickets are available and include a narrated tour by Harrison Ford.
Packages: Local Hotel Packages for out of town guests are available

 

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